Resonate Gala Concert this Wednesday. Winter Concert two weeks away Dec 11th.

The Division “Song” Class and Senior Percussion Ensemble will be performing this coming Wednesday at the Bassment Jazz Club in Saskatoon for the Annual Resonate Gala (fundraiser) concert. Come out and cheer them on as they join students from across the entire division and the Staff House Band.

Performing:    Rockapella (Division “Song” Class)

                        Bucket Bashers (Senior Percussionists)

Akira Patry, Alec Liebel,  Drayden MacEwan, Kade Duncalfe & Vaughn Pitzel

Date:   November 29th, 2017

Show Time:  7 pm, doors open at 6:40 pm

Student Arrival Time: 6:20 pm

Venue: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue, Saskatoon


  • Performing students do not need tickets
  • Tickets for parents & guests as follows:
    • $20/adult
    • $10/18 & under
    • $40/family (of 4)
  • Poinsettias & other items available for auction
  • All proceeds go to the 2018 Resonate Student Music Conference

Tickets may be purchased from your school office or from your Music Teacher.

Division Classes in Allan tmrw (grade 7-12)

Just a reminder to all grade 7-12 students our penultimate division band rehearsal and curricular classes at Allan before the winter concert is tomorrow. It is vital all 7-12 students attend.

Winter Repertoire:

Fields of Clover – Somewhere in my memory – Krampus

We will also be rehearsing for the Resonate Gala concert, next Wednesday November 29th. The song class and percussion ensemble will be taking part.

No Band retreat for grade 5 and 6 November 22nd – Winter Concert Details

With apologies for the late notice there is unfortunately no grade 5/6 Retreat on November 22nd. All grade 5’s and 6’s will rehearse and have pictures at the Term 1 performance -Winter concert.  THERE IS DIVISION CLASSES IN ALLAN FOR GRADE 7-12.

The Winter Concert takes place on December 11th at Lakeview Church at 7pm but students will be bused directly from their home school at the end of the day to Lakeview church. They will however need taking home after the concert.

There will be a winter market in the lobby before the concert any interested vendors please contact one of the Band Parents and see the below information.

What? – Term 1 performance and Winter Concert for all Music Students at Lakeview Church.

  • Grade 5 – Performing:  Selections from their solfege soundstart sheets and Jingle Bells
  • Grade 6 – Performing:  The Kings Flourish, Kickstart, selections from Soundstart
  • Division Band – Performing:  Fields of Clover, Somewhere in my Memory, Krampus

Who? All music students from Grade 5-12.

When? December 11th.

  • 3pm onwards – Students bused from their home schools to Lakeview Church
  • 4pm-5pm Grade 6 rehearsal and pictures
  • 5-6pm Grade 5 rehearsal and pictures
  • 6pm Division Band rehearsal and Pictures
  • 5-7pm – Winter Markets in Lakeview Atrium
  • 6:30pm – Concert doors open
  • 7pm – Concert start
  • 8:15pm – Concert finish


  • Lakeview Church (Site 510, Box 15, RR5, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J8)

Concert Dress:

  • Grade 5 and 6:  Smart Dress, White shirt/blouse, Tie optional, Black Dress Pants/Skirt (no joggers), Black Dress shoes (no runner or sneakers)
  • Grade 7-12: Black Pants, Socks and Shoes (no runners) Division Polo shirt will be provided.

What to bring:

  • Music, Instrument, Concert Dress, Supper or spending money for the winter market, Socks for the sock drive, baking for the bake sale (7-12 only).

Winter Concert notes! – December 11th

With the Winter concert fast approaching on December 11th here are a few notes below: *Students will be bused after school from their homes school to Lakeview that evening and will need to bring supper. (Christmas concert note coming very soon with more information)

Band Pictures

Band Pictures will take place prior to the concert at Lakeview Church. You can order using the below form. Please hand in your forms to your band teacher or school admin assistant no later than December 8th.

Band order form 2017

Week Ahead – BPA A.G.M. @ Clavet School Thursday

This coming Wednesday is Division hub classes in Allan. Students are working on their Winter Concert repertoire and are continuing work on their individual skills for term 1.


At 6pm on Thursday November 9th the Band Parents Association AGM will take place in Clavet school. If you have any input, want to be involved in the growth and sustainability of the music programs in the division, the BPA or are willing to help out in any capacity or way please come along or get in touch with Mr. Martin or a BPA representative. Likee

Dates for November:

November 8th – Allan Division Classes

November 9th – BPA Annual General Meeting

November 21st – Leadership Workshops in Regina*   (Senior leaders)

November 22nd –  Picture Day, Grade 5 and 6 mass rehearsals, Division Classes

November 29th – Resonate Gala Concert 7pm @ Basement, featuring PSSD East Percussion, Song Class and Wind/Brass Small Ensembles. Tickets available at any school or through your band teacher.

Fundraiser Thanks and Band Fees due.

Thank you for a fantastic fundraiser. This first time event this was a great start to the year and lots of fun!

Division Band performing

Special thanks also to all the Students, Parents, BPA members, Ms. Schmidt, Mr. Black coming back to help out on Oboe, Clavet School for hosting and the Saskatoon Brass Band for being our wonderful guest performing ensemble.

If anyone has an media, photos or videos you took at the event please forward them on to Mr. Martin or Ms. Thompson.


BAND FEES DUE: Division Students (Grade 7-12) your band fees are due for this year. Please see the attached form here:       Band Fees PDF             Band Fees – Word

The Band fee covers uniform and personal folder costs in addition to uniform maintenance.

You can e-transfer, write cheques or pay cash to the BPA. Please contact Charmaine Himbeault for more information  

Week Ahead – Fundraiser Concert this Wednesday at Clavet

A reminder that the next PSSD Fundraiser is this coming Wednesday (October 25th) 7pm at Clavet School. The Division (Senior Band) will be performing with special guests “The Saskatoon Brass Band” for a great evening of music from the movies.

Any ticket sheets should be handed in to your Music teacher or school admin assistant tomorrow (Monday 23rd October). Tickets will also be available on the door on concert night.

  • All music students in PSSD and children under 10 have free entry to this concert, Adult tickets are $15, students over the age of 10 are $10.
  • Tickets will be available on the door if you didn’t get a presale “guestlist ticket” from a band student.
  • The concert starts at 7pm and will be finished by 8:30pm
  • Division Band students will be bussed to Clavet after Division rehearsal to set up for the concert. The will need to bring supper with them and will also need to make their own way home after the concert.


Grade 5 – Reviewing Classroom procedure with instruments, Working on first 5 sounds (Basic Band Booklet), Note Names and note values. Songs from Basic Band.

Grade 6 – Working on Kickstart, First Christmas Tunes, Chorales and Lesson 5/6 Soundstart. Note Names, Symbols game.

Seniors – Coffee House –  Gender and equality in Music. Homework Due (Songlist representing Gender in Music)

Movie Concert Fundraiser next Wednesday at Clavet

Happy Wednesday!

Just a reminder that the Senior Band students will be performing a Movie Themed Fundraiser concert with the Saskatoon Brass Band on Wednesday October 25th, 7pm at Clavet School. All proceeds go to the students fundraising account and to purchase instruments.

Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for students and children under 10 free.

Students will be bussed from their Allan rehearsal next week direct to Clavet to help set up for the concert.

Concert Repertoire: Students will be performing –

  • Highlights from Harry Potter
  • Somewhere in my Memory
  • Everything is Awesome. 

Concert Dress: Either Dress smart or come in a movie related costume!

Transport: students are bussed to Clavet but will need to be picked up and taken home from Clavet.

Concert Duration: The concert should be finished by 8:30pm.

This is a fundraiser for students and for the program to fund the purchase of instruments. Students are selling tickets via a guest list but tickets will also be available on the door at Clavet.

Ticket form: Night at the Movies Guest List

Poster: Movie Concert Poster

Week ahead!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful thanksgiving. This coming Wednesday is our Third Division Hub Classes in Allan. Attendance is hugely important with our first performance just around the corner.

‘A Night at the Movies’ PSSD East Fundraiser Concert October 25th, Clavet School @ 7pm

The second fundraiser of the year will place on Wednesday October 25th at Clavet School. With special guests “The Saskatoon Brass Band”, Prairie Spirit East Senior Band presents “A Night at the Movies”. A fundraiser concert and evening of music in film and fun for all featuring performances from the senior band, Saskatoon Brass Band and special guests.

Tickets for the event are $15 for adults $10 for students and Children under 10 free. All students are able to sell tickets using this form: Night at the Movies Guest List.  50% of the ticket price will go to the student that sells the tickets family fundraising account and 50% goes towards the purchase of instruments primarily for the grade 5/6 music programs.


All beginners are now starting work with instruments although we are still awaiting a few instruments from our supplier to get everyone started. For the first few weeks students are using a free online workbook and resource called Basic Band.

Using their website students have access to videos and a printable handbook (all students have been given) which help the student get the basics of playing posture, embouchure (muscles in the mouth used), breathing, setting up the instrument and how to clean the instrument among other important informational videos.

Resources for beginner band:

Basic Band   – Click on the drop down menu and select your instrument

  •        page 2/3 basic set up and sound
  •        page 4/5 pitches and notes
  •        page 8/9 first five notes

Optional free app:  Band Blast

  • An excellent fun learning tool with games and playing tips from professionals.